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Staff with disabilities or injuries

People and Culture and Ethics, Equity and Social Justice provide a range of services for staff with disabilities or injuries.

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Disability, medical condition or injury that may affect ability to fulfil inherent requirements of job role

Examples: mobility difficulties, hearing or vision impairment, wheelchair or mobility aid user, mental health conditions, neurological condition, learning disability, arthritis, musculoskeletal conditions, injuries or pain, behavioural disorders (e.g. autism, ADD, ADHD), fatigue, learning disability (e.g. dyslexia).

Support/services include:

  • flexible working hours
  • reasonable adjustments (e.g. motorised scooter to move freely around campus, automated doors, integrate screen technology with Curtin's IT systems, scheduling and venue management to suit individual needs)
  • on campus health services including GP, counselling, dietician, nursing care, Curtin Clinic (physiotherapy, exercise programs and stuttering clinic), and health and rehabilitation services (exercise rehabilitation, breast cancer rehabilitation)
  • access to counselling support either internally through Counselling and Disability Services or externally through the Employee Assistance Program
  • counselling programs
  • workplace ergonomic evaluation and redesign
  • assistance with the management of injuries and illnesses
  • worksite analysis to determine job demand and duties
  • education of supervisors and peers/co-workers
  • courtesy/ACROD parking permits

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Temporary injury, medical condition or disability that may affect ability to fulfil inherent requirements of job role

Examples: broken bones, injury to soft tissue, musculoskeletal pain, mental health condition, cancer.

Support/services include:

  • flexible working hours
  • reasonable adjustments 
  • on campus health services including GP, counselling, dietician, nursing care, Curtin Clinic (physiotherapy, exercise programs and stuttering clinic), and health and rehabilitation services (exercise rehabilitation, breast cancer rehabilitation)
  • access to counselling support either internally through Counselling and Disability Services or externally through the Employee Assistance Program
  • workplace ergonomic evaluation and redesign
  • assistance with the management of injuries and illnesses
  • worksite analysis to determine job demand and duties
  • short term loan of assistive equipment
  • access to courtesy bays
  • workers' compensation claims lodgement and advice.

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Medical condition or disability that may require emergency assistance

Examples: asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis, mental health conditions, heart conditions, diabetes.

Support/services include:

  • Personal Emergency Plan (PEP)
  • reasonable accommodations to reduce risk of emergency situation
  • on campus health services including GP, counselling, dietician, nursing care, Curtin Clinic (physiotherapy, exercise programs and stuttering clinic), and health and rehabilitation services (exercise rehabilitation, breast cancer rehabilitation)
  • SafeZone app that provides a direct link to security in case of an emergency who will know your location on campus and can provide assistance

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Medical condition, disability or injury that may affect ability to participate in emergency evacuation procedures

Examples: mobility difficulties, hearing or vision impairment, communication difficulties, wheelchair or mobility aid user, anxiety, neurological condition, behavioural disorders (e.g. autism).

Support/services include:

  • Personal Evacuation Emergency Plan (PEEP) - an individualised emergency plan designed for an occupant with a disability who may need assistance during an emergency
  • SafeZone app that provides a direct link to security in case of an emergency who will know your location on campus and can provide assistance

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Your rights and responsibilities

Ethics, Equity and Social Justice (EESJ) provides information on the rights and responsibilities of individuals under relevant legislation, and provides information on procedures available to resolve EESJ issues or concerns.

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